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Water disruptions across several northern communities on Saturday

Several communities in North Trinidad along the East-West Corridor, will be affected by an interruption in water supply for 12 hours on Saturday.

The Water and Sewerage Authority has issued the following statement:

"Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers served by the Valsayn Water Works that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Saturday 4th June 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Widespread water disruptions across North-East Trinidad on Friday

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising of water disruptions for Sangre Grande and several other North-Eastern communities for most of Friday.

The Authority issued this statement today:

"The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of North East Trinidad, served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant that there will be an interruption in their water supply on Friday 22nd April 2016 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

This has become necessary in order to facilitate electrical upgrade works at the Plant.

Fiery protest by North Oropouche Road residents

Residents of North Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande have blocked the road with burning debris to highlight what they say is their disgust and frustration over poor road conditions.

Residents tell us that four months ago, employees of the Water and Sewerage Authority visited the area and began repair work along the main road.

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Video shows water wasting at WASA Chaguanas sub-station

Another video from our viewers, this one showing a water truck being filled at a WASA sub-station behind PriceSmart in Chaguanas.

The viewer says he could not understand why they were allowing so much water to waste.

WASA only recently announced measures to prohibit the wastage of water, making it a criminal offence to use hoses to wash vehicles, power washers and sprinklers.

We have sought a response from WASA.

WASA denies 600 workers sent home

The Water and Sewerage Authority is denying media reports that over 600 workers have been sent home, saying that only 31 workers on short-term projects have been given notices.

The union says there is no truth to claims that the workers' union protested outside WASA's headquarters as a result of 600 workers being sent home.

The following is WASA's press statement on the matter today:

Use of garden hoses, power washers, decorative fountains, sprinklers illegal from Saturday

From Saturday this week, the use of hoses to wash cars, the use of power washers, decorative fountains in yards and sprinklers on lawns, will be illegal.

This is according to a statement from the Water and Sewerage Authority which quotes sections of the Water and Sewerage Act and says patrols will be increased to enforce the law.

The following is WASA's statement:

Foam spill at WASA Chaguanas station

Video taken by eyewitness and sent to CNC3 shows foam spill at WASA station in Chaguanas, some of which spills over into the Ansa McAl Centre in Chaguanas.

Employees say the spill carries with it a foul stench.

WASA says it is aware of the problem and is working to fix it.

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